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Namio Harukawa, great femdom artist, honored in Japan!

The amazing work of Namio Harukawa, about which I’ve written before on this blog here and here, was honored this year 2019 in Japan with a major gallery exhibit that had crowds lining up down the block!

“Venus Callipgye”–a term which I used frequently myself when editing CHEEKS magazine. It means “Aphrodite of the Beautiful Ass”

 

A book of Namio’s work was also published and is available on Amazon here:

Haven’t seen this volume yet, but it looks wonderful!

 

I learned all about this from a Japanese blog that, to my surprise and delight, showcased one of my own recent blog posts. In English the blog’s  title is rendered as Bouquet for Masochism! through Google Translate. You can find it here.  A few screenshots:

Dealing with a wide range of BDSM and femdom topics, the blog of “Homer” (as he calls himself) celebrates artists such as Sardax, Nanshakh, and of course Namio Harukawa. Homer got to meet Mr. Harukawa!

 

 

The blog celebrates the sweet and humorous side of femdom as well as the more intense.

 

 

Here is a screencap of the post where Homer discussed my blog. It was in reference to posts the British femdom artist Sardax and I had written, on our separate blogs, about searching for dominatrices back in the day.

 

I’m proud to say I wrote an appreciation of Namio Harukawa in 1989 when, as far as I could tell, he was still virtually unknown in the United States. It was in the second issue of CHEEKS, which I edited from 1988 to 2005.

As I’ve no doubt said elsewhere on this blog, Cheeks was a labor of love for me. It celebrated the beauty of the butt, but also had a good bit of femdom elements too.

 

Here is what the article looked like in the magazine, although I added the sepia tint to post it here. The original pages were just straight black-and-white.

At this time, I was editing the mag under one of my other noms de porn, “Lester Bloom,” and I signed this article with that byline too.

 

 

And if you want to read the article for yourself, just click on these high-resolution versions of the pages below. I just redacted some outdated ordering information from the scans.

 

In the succeeding years, Mr. Harukawa’s work has become even more beautiful. I’ve only become a bigger fan. It must have been quite a thrill to see a gallery covered with his works. When you go to Homer’s blog, you’ll be able to read here, either in Japanese or in translation (which is a bit iffy, as these Google translations can be), a post about his encounter with the artist. Be sure to check out Bouquet for Masochism! It’s quite lively and full of a wide range of art and information about femdom, BDSM, and other topics as well.

Thank you, Homer, for posting about my blog. I’ve been getting an increasing number of visitors to my blog from Japan, and this is probably the reason why!

 

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